Gono walks down in full drag: wig, sparkly silver dress and glamour shades. He’s with two other dancing “women” and performs a choreographed dance routine at the base of the Octagon. Gono now puts on traditional red shorts. Fitch enters the cage dressed like … Jon Fitch. Fitch shoots in quickly but Gono thwarts the takedown. Standing back up, Fitch shoots around and gets his back. Gono spins out and is now pinned along the fence. They separate. Gono presses Fitch up against the cage. Gono breaks away from the Thai plum. Two leg kicks by Gono. Fitch presses him against cage and takes him down. Fitch takes his back. Fitch sinks a rear naked but Gono defends. Fitch lets go and lands some decent strikes from on top. Gono scrambles but can't break free. Gono scrambles loose at bell. 10-9 Fitch.
A hard right kick to the body by Fitch. Gono clinches and presses Fitch into the fence. Fitch pushes out and tries a single leg, but Gono sprawls perfectly. Fitch trips Gono from the clinch. Gono pulls guard. Fitch slowly works Gono up against the fence. Fitch lands a few pinches to Gono's body and head. Fitch opening up more with elbows and punches. Gono's blocking most of the strikes but he can't get up. Fitch slides to half guard. A series of left elbows from Fitch. Gono scrambles but Fitch takes back and locks in a body triangle. Fitch hammering away with punches from behind. Gono scrambles out but Fitch locks in a tight armbar with ten seconds left. Gono defends and is saved by the bell. 10-9 Fitch.
A hard left head kick by Fitch but Gono counters with a good straight right. Fitch takes him down and in Gono's half guard. Fitch lands a hard right elbow. And another. Hard right hand and elbow by Fitch. Another. Gono bucks Fitch and he stands up. He lets Gono up. They clinch against fence. Fitch takesGono's back from the clinch but Gono drops and rolls and misses the leg lock. Fitch drops into side control. Gono sweeps and lands in Fitch's guard. Fitch trying to lock up a triangle. With a minute left, Gono needs a miracle. Gono stands up. Gono misses a wild head kick. Gono is exhausted. 10-9 for Fitch.
The official scorecards read: 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26 for Jon Fitch.